How to eat an elephant

How do you eat an elephant? 

One bite at a time.

I love this saying.

So often, when there’s a big overwhelming change that needs to take place in our lives, or something BIG we want to accomplish, we go straight into OVERWHELM.

I am the queen of this. I have been taking an entrepreneurship course online, and recently fell behind. For the last 10 days, I feel sick just thinking about the material I have to catch up on.

But that very paralysis keeps me from doing anything productive.

So, what’s the point of this post?

Whether you want to lose weight, have a happier more fulfilling relationship, write a book, or summit whatever mountain you’ve got to climb, you can only get there step by step.


Climbing Volcano Villarica in Pucón, January 2013

We know that. But how do we put it into practice?

Let’s say you really want to lose weight.

What if instead of freaking yourself out with a huge diet plan and fitness schedule, and blah blah, blah, you sauteed that spinach thats been lying in the back of your fridge and add it to dinner?

Or what if you took 15 minutes in the morning to workout with this superstar I am completely in love with?

The goal is not to be perfect, but to take steps right now that make you feel like you are there already!

So instead of thinking: “How can I lose weight?” What if you thought: “What can I do right now that will make me feel slim and healthy?”

Here are some examples:

a. Buy some better-fitting SEXY bras

b. Meet a girlfriend and go for a jog in the park

c. Make some green juice

I’m telling you, our life is made up of those actions. Just like a year is made of days or a book is made of pages. (if you like it, tweet it!)

And just one action (even if it’s the TINIEST little thing) in the direction of your higher self or dream can shift everything. The point is to keep looking at your day, at your life, at your current status, and add something wonderful.

So tell me, dearest readers, what little actions do you take in your life to shift your energy in the direction of progress?

Share below! And as always, thanks for reading :)



p.s. Just want to apologize for missing last week’s post! I moved back from Chile to the U.S. last week. Feeling more settled now. Thank you for all the love notes and well wishes as I make my transition. It really means a lot :)